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Trailing Abutilon

Abutilon megapotamicum syn. Abutilon vexillarium

Description:

Abutilon megapotamicum syn. A. vexillarium, of family Malvaceae, called the Flowering Maple, Trailing Abutilon, Brazilian Bell-flower, is a species of Abutilon native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It is an evergreen vine-like shrub laden with yellow-red lantern blooms. The plant grows to 2.5 m tall, with leaves 5–8 cm long, ovate to shallowly three-lobed. The flowers are orange to yellow with a red base, with five petals about 4 cm long. It is a popular ornamental plant in subtropical gardens. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.

Habitat:

A church's garden in Tagaytay City, Cavite.

Notes:

Reference: http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Abut... http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/5966...

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3 Comments

Thank you Oneng. It is indeed a beautiful flower.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 7 years ago

Pretty flower..In Indonesia call ' lampion flower'..( I have similar pic..:))

Thank you Jason and tomato :)

Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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